Making your own dog food is an idea whose time has come around again. As the saying goes..." what goes around, comes around ". What goes out of fashion, comes back into fashion.
Years ago, before the era of commercial dry dog food kibble, and canned dog food, everyone made homemade dog food. Really all that meant was that the dog ate what was left over from dinner and then he was left to fend for himself.
Today, we don't have to be quite so casual about feeding dogs. Thanks to the internet, we are more educated. We owe it to our beloved dogs to provide the best dog foods. Making your own dog food doesn't have to be difficult, expensive or time consuming.
All you need is a few good homemade dog food recipes, together with good dog food ingredients that you purchase yourself, and Voila! You have just made your own dog food!
Let's get started.
This is one of my favorite homemade dog food recipes using healthy dog food ingredients that have been cooked. Your dog will love it.
As with all cooked foods, some nutrients and enzymes will be lost due to heating the food. For that reason I always supplement my cooked home made dog food.
The advantage of using raw dog food recipes is that raw food retains all the nutrient benefit value of, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and other macro and micro nutrients. Therefore no or limited, supplementation is necessary.
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Below are a couple of my favorite reading resources. These books also contain wonderful recipes for making your own dog food.
Here's a book I highly recommend. One of the best books I have read on natural health care for animals.
Written by Dr. Martin Goldstein, DVM.
The Nature of Animal Healing is complete with Dr. Goldstein's tried and tested homemade dog food recipes.
This book is filled with tons of great dog nutrition and dog health advice.
Steve Brown, ex researcher for a major pet food conglomerate will show you how to add simple foods you already have at home to your present dog food choices.
Improve your homemade cooked dog food, raw dog food, or kibble and canned. It doesn't matter.
See Spot Live Longer will make it better, and help your dog live a longer and healthier life.
Brown rice ( left )
Organic large flake rolled oats
( right )
Optional Grain Free Dog Food
Simply leave out the rice and oats. I use brown rice or organic large flake
rolled oats if I have a dog that is having a hard time gaining, or
holding his weight. The grains will add extra calories and nutrients.
I am a ' grain free advocate ', but do think that under some conditions of health, grains are OK.
There is much controversy around the feeding of garlic to dogs. If you are not comfortable using garlic in your homemade dog food recipes, simply
DONT USE IT!
If you have questions
Himalayan Sea Salt ( pink )
Home made dog food
The finished product still in the pot.
I love Steve Brown!
Steve has the unique ability to make a difficult, controversial, subject easy to understand.
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